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Crochet Bed of Roses Afghan

Crochet Bed of Roses Afghan

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THE YARN
Super Saver 
in Cornmeal
what you’ll need
crochet today
fall 2006
22
bed of roses
blanket
We love this gorgeous afghan for its nostalgic, timelessappeal. It would look just as wonderful on grandmother’ssofa as it would in a newlywed couple’s modern home.
SKILL LEVEL: intermediate
finished measurements
Approx 52" x 68"/132 x 172.5cm
gauge
One square measures 8" x 8"/20.5 x 20.5cm usingsize I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook.
Remember to check gauge for best results! 
SQUARES (make 48)
Ch 5. Join ch with a sl st in first ch forming a ring.
Round 1
(right side) Ch 1, [sc, ch 2, tr, ch 2] 8 timesin ring, join round with a sl st in first sc—8 petalsmade.
Round 2
Folding petals over towards you, work asfollows: [ch 2, sl st around post of next sc] 8times—8 ch-2 sps.
Round 3
Slst in first ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as 1 tr),work 3CL in same ch-2 sp, ch 4, 4CL in next ch-2 sp,ch 2, [4CL in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, 4CL in next ch-2 sp,ch 2] 3 times, join round with a sl st in beginning3CL—8 petals made and 4 corner ch-4 sps.
Round 4
Sl st in first corner ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as1dc), work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-4 sp, dc innext 4CL, work 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4CL,*work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-4 sp, dc innext 4CL, work 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4CL;repeat from * around twice more, join round with asl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.
Round 5
Ch3(counts as 1 dc), dc in next 2 dc,*work (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next corner ch-2 sp, dc innext 11 dc; repeat from * around twice more, endwork (2 tr,ch 2, 2 tr) in next corner ch-2 sp, dc inlast 8 dc, join round with a sl st in 3rd ch ofbeginning ch-3.
 YARN
RED HEART
Super Saver 
,7oz/198g skeins, each approx364yd/333m (acrylic)
I
8skeins in #320 Cornmeal
CROCHET HOOK
I
Size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
or any size to obtain the correct gauge 
NOTIONS
I
Yarn needle
tip
Tosavetimeweavinginyarnends,crochetoverthetailasyouworkthefirstroundofeachsquare.Snipofftheexcesstailoncetheroundiscomplete.
ch
chain(s)
dc
double crochet
lp(s)
loop(s)
sc
single crochet
sl st
slip st
sp(s)
space(s)
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble crochet
yo
yarn over hook
*
Repeat directions following * as many timesas indicated.
[ ]
Repeat the directions inside brackets asmany times as indicated.
( )
Work directions inside parentheses intostitch indicated.
special abbreviations
3CL
(3 tr cluster stitch) [Yo twice, insert hookinto sp and draw up a lp. Yo and drawthrough 2 lps on hook twice] 3 times, yo anddraw through all 4 lps on hook.
4CL
(4 tr cluster stitch) [Yo twice, insert hookinto sp and draw up a lp. Yo and drawthrough 2 lps on hook twice] 4 times, yo anddraw through all 5 lps on hook.
P-st
(puff stitch) [Yo, draw up a lp] 4 times insame sp (or st), yo and draw through all 9 lpson hook.
sc2tog
(sc 2 sts together) [Insert hook in nextst, yo and draw up a lp] twice, yo and drawthrough all 3 lps on hook.
Abbreviations used inthis pattern
   P   H   O   T   O   G   R   A   P   H   Y   B   Y   P   A   U   L   A   M   A   T   O   F   O   R   L   V   A   R   E   P   R   E   S   E   N   T   S .   C   O   M  ;   H   A   I   R   &   M   A   K   E   U   P   S   T   Y   L   E   D   B   Y   S   H   A   N   N   O   N   G   R   E   Y   W   I   L   L   I   A   M   S   F   O   R   F   O   R   D   A   R   T   I   S   T   S  —   N   Y   C
Be creative your way!
See Resources on page 98 for helpful info and instructions.
 
Keepsakegiftidea:stitchthisthrowforabride-to-be.
 
Round 6
Sl st in first dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) work2 dc in same dc, sc2tog over next 2 dc, *work (3 dc,ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, [sc2tog over next 2dc, work 3 dc in next dc] 4 times, sc2tog over next 2sts; repeat from * around twice more, end work (3dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in last corner ch-2 sp, [sc2tog overnext 2 dc, work 3 dc in next dc] 3 times, sc2tog overlast dc and sl st of round 5, do not join.
Round 7
Folding last round over towards you, workas follows: ch 3, sl st around post of next sc2tog,*ch 5 for corner, sl st around post of next sc2tog, [ch3, sl st around post of next sc2tog] 4 times; repeatfrom * around twice more, end ch 5 for corner, sl staround post of next sc2tog, [ch 3, sl st around postof next sc2tog] 3 times, do not join.
Round 8
Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as 1 tr),work 2 tr in same ch-3 sp, work (4 tr, ch 3, 4 tr) innext corner ch-5 sp, *[work 3 tr in next ch-3 sp] 4times, work (4 tr, ch 3, 4 tr) in next corner ch-5 sp;repeat from * around twice more, end [work 3 tr innext ch-3 sp] 3 times, join round with a sl st in 4thch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off.
finishing
Sew squares together in 6 strips of 8 squares, thensew strips together.
edging
Round 1
With right side facing, join yarn with asl st in tr before any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as1 dc), *work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp,[dc in next 20 tr, work 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, work 1dc in seam, work 2 dc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, dc innext 20 tr*, **work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next cornerch-3 sp, [dc in next 20 tr, work 2 dc in next ch-3 sp,work 1 dc in seam, work 2 dc in next ch-3 sp] 7times**, dc in next 20 tr; repeat from * to * oncemore, then repeat from ** to ** once more, end dcin last 19 sts, join round with a sl st in 3rd ch ofbeginning ch-3.
Round 2
Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, ch 3, *P-stin next corner ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip next dc, [sc in nextdc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, P-st in next dc, ch 2, skipnext 2 dc] 25 times, sc in next dc, ch 3*, **P-st innext corner ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip next dc, [sc in next dc,ch 3, skip next 2 dc, P-st in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2dc] 33 times**, sc in next dc, ch 3; repeat from * to* once more, then repeat from ** to ** once more,join round with a sl st in first sc.
Round 3
Ch 2, sl st in same sc as joining, ch 1,*work ([dc, ch 1] 4 times, dc) in next corner P-st, [ch1, work (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in next sc, ch 1, work ([dc,ch 1] 3 times, dc) in next P-st] 25 times, ch 1, work(sl st, ch 2, sl st) in next sc, ch 1*, **work ([dc, ch 1]4 times, dc) in next corner P-st, [ch 1, work (sl st, ch2, sl st) in next sc, ch 1, work ([dc, ch 1] 3 times, dc)in next P-st] 33 times**, ch 1; repeat from * to *once more, then repeat from ** to ** once more,join round with a sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.Weave in ends.
I
We think this afghan wouldlook sharp in these shades:
I
RED HEART
Super Saver 
in #332 Ranch Red or #657Dusty Teal
try this!
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bed of roses
blanket
stitch diagram

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